A 12-year-old child would desire for his/her birthday another 12-year-old child to converse with, but because their parents cannot fulfill this desire, we recommend them to buy certain gifts that could make that boy/girl happy, at least for a little while.
1. It doesn't matter if we talk about a girl or a boy, these Momiji friendship dolls are suitable for any teenager. As their name says, these dolls represent friendship; they are adorable, collectible, each has its own name and can keep a secret. If you are at a point where you believe that you don't have a real friend to keep a secret, you can place that secret inside of this little doll. It has a compartment where to place your message. When this product is offered as a gift, the person that offers it writes a special something by hand to the recipient of this gift. In general, there are used words like: ‘To my best friend’or ‘May you have lots of friends in your lifetime’. A Momiji doll can be bought on Amazon for $17.
2. This is a product for a girl: the initial pendant necklace. The one presented here is the A necklace. It has a chain length of 28 inches and a charm length of 1 inch. The width of the charm is also of 1 inch. Urban Outfitters is the company that sells this product and they do it for $24. This type of gift is recommended to be offered by the friends of a 12-year-old girl that throws a party in their honor and also to celebrate her 12-year-old birthday.
3. A personalized gift will always be received better than a usual one, because it is unique and shows the recipient you have thought of it. This is more than just going to a store, buying a present, packing it and offering it. It says that you really care about someone, especially when the personalization is connected to a heart shape, like it is the case of this personalized heart-shaped puzzle ‘I love you’ message. Although this product seems more suitable for lovers, you can also offer this potential gift to your little girl/boy. This puzzle includes 75 pieces and costs $14.95 (PersonalizationMall).
4. As the tote you see in the above image says, this ‘birthday girl’ pampering kit is great for a girl. Taking into account the image of that girl imprinted on the tote, which shows a very young girl, we can imagine this product will work for a 12-year-old girl as well. This product is $35.
At the age of one, many children can already walk and talk, especially the girls. Having said that, you can consider products that are related to locomotion and vocabulary to offer as birthday gifts to a 1-year-old.
1. We start our short presentation of products which can be bought for a toddler by presenting a personalized CD, that contains songs with the name of the little child. A product like this can be bought from Personal Creations for the price of $34.99. In fact, many record companies offer for sale personalized CDs, that ensure a great experience for the child that listens to that CD. Just imagine the delight of your child when hearing his/her name mentioned more than 50 times during 30 minutes. These CDs feature the voices of famous characters, such as Disney princesses, Mickey and Minni, VegieTales, Barney, Elmo and others.
2. Fisher-Price has many interesting products for children, like the one you see above too: a musical learning toy, that will make your kid’s playtime exciting. This toy has the shape of a cute dinosaur, vividly colored, that your child is going to love. Amazon sells this product for only $24.97.
3. This product is not exactly for the child, but more for his/her parents. It is the tree wall decal growth chart, available from Arte Bebe, a company that has for sale only products for babies and small children. The point of this growth chart is that you can keep a track of the kids’ height simply by using this fabric wall decal. This colorful tree you see above this paragraph is covered with patterns reproduced from a large collection of vintage wallpapers. Because you will place this growth charts directly onto your wall, we also have to ensure you that it is removable, reusable and doesn't harm the wall where it is placed. It is made from adhesive fabric and works on any known non-porous flat surface.
4. A child that is 7 or 8 can solve difficult puzzles, sometimes even more rapidly than adults. To make sure that the mind of your little one functions and develops correctly, you can buy some unique and colorful puzzles, like the ones sold by The Land of Nod. The one we recommend in this article is the Charlie Harper animal and insect peg puzzle, a classic wooden peg puzzle, which believe it or not is drawn from The Golden Book of Biology, released in 1961. This puzzle is $12.95 and helps children develop their motor skills and also brain skills related to the memory and recognition of animals, shapes and colors.
It really doesn't matter if we are talking about the first birthday of a boy or of a girl, because the potential gifts presented here are suitable for both genders. They are in general offered by people coming to the birthday party of that little child, not by his/her parents.
1. The first present is a pair of shoes for toddlers, featuring blue wool upper and double fuzzy grip closure. They cost $29 and are perfect for a baby in the wintertime. This product can be bought from TOMS, a company that sells shoes and eyewear products for everyone.
2. A rocking horse is a good idea for an older child, but if the kid can walk at the age of 1, he/she can also ride this horsey. A good option is the product you can buy from Hayneedle for the price of $89.99, because it comes with sounds too. This is a plush horse, whose body is colored in brown, just like chocolate, and white. In order to hear the sounds made by the horsey, you have to press its ears.
3. This product is great for a younger child too, not only for a 1-year-old: the developmental playset for the little shopper. This playset contains a banana with crinkle peels, a chime apple with crinkle leaf, an open/close rattle orange, a rattling crinkle cabbage, a sturdy tote bag and a rattling milk carton. This product is sold for $18.99 on Amazon.
4. A personalized gift will be always received better than an usual gift. If we discuss about a 1-year-old girl/boy, they will not notice if the gift is personalized with their name or not. But their parents will notice, so if you want to make a good impression, you can buy this 3-in-1 Zoobie blanket with pets. The one we recommend today is the ladybug blanket, available for $49.95 from PersonalizationMall.
5. If the child loves ladybugs, you can also buy this Wheely Ladybug, that will develop the motor skills of the child. This wooden product presents on the exterior a PVC-free faux-leather body. Its manufacturer says that it is created for many years to play. However, you have to respect the requirements of using this product only on smooth floors. The Wheely Ladybug is $70 and can be bought from Chasing Fireflies.
6. If the kid doesn't already have a cat or a dog, you can buy this Hold Me Tight Pillow, that could play the role of a pet. This is in fact a security blanket, that has a pillow form. It is completely hand knit and stitched and made from cotton. It is $42 from The Land of Nod.
Because the first birthday of a child is a very important event, it is OK to offer the gifts you have prepared for the little one and also for his/her parents even before the happy event. And we will see several products in our article, that definitely must be offered before the birthday party of the little one.
1. A product like this is the pink first birthday Polka Dot candle, created by Bakery Crafts and sold on Amazon for $3.10.
2. Another great gift is this mud pie baby girls/newborn cupcake bib ($14.20). This can be offered at the birthday party, but also before. Unlike the previous product, which definitely must be offered before the party, since it will be placed directly on the birthday cake, this gift can be offered directly at the party. It is 100% made from cotton, can be washed by machine and has a cute chiffon cupcake applique.
3. Every child will love this Mickey Mouse jumbo airwalker party balloon. This one is $10.89, but you can find also other balloons, representing other Disney characters, which have higher prices. This one for example, has 52 inches in height, is double-sided and self sealing.
4. For the birthday party of a boy, you can prepare with a First Rebel Highchair Decorating Kit, which is $8.28 from Creative Converting. This gift contains a plastic floormat, plastic flag banner for tray and a plastic bib. This great all-in-one kit will make the recipient to enjoy more his dishes.
5. At one-year-old, no child is aware of the cartoon characters that fill his/her existence. They may recognize them, but in general they cannot say if a certain character is made by Disney and another one by Pixar. Children tend to love everything that is animated, this explaining very well the love they have for characters that we don't really like, because they have ugly faces and colors.
However, the Sesame Street characters aren’t ugly at all, being recommended to all children that watch this TV show. These characters can be encountered as plushes, cookies, party balloons, decorations, party supplies and many others.
6. Speaking of balloons, here are some that we recommend for the birthday party of a boy: the Royal Blue #1 balloons for infants, available from Party Destination. For the price of $5.20, you will receive 6 balloons like this.
7. Another preferred character from a famous TV series is Winnie the Pooh, which can have, just like the rest of the animated characters, different shapes and purposes. The one we recommend here is the Winnie the Pooh cake topper ($11.45).
Be honest and tell me what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of creative ideas for children? I have to say that when I think of something like this, the first thing that crosses my mind is represented by board games and puzzles or toys that develop the creativity of the children.
1. Having this in mind, I have selected the Finger Printing Art Set (9.95 GBP) to be the first product presented in this list with only creative ideas for the birthday of a child. For this price tag, you will receive a tin, that has all sorts of interesting products inside it, such as 12 rubber stamps, 4 colored ink pads and 12 more coloring pencils. This gift is recommended to children that are 3 or more. The tin has 19 x 8.5 cm and weighs 186g.
2. Look at this image and tell me what it represents! If your kids love dinosaurs, I believe this Dinosaur Eco Kit will do the trick. This product is created by I Love Toys and is sold for 15 GBP on notonthehighstreet.com. This is definitely a product that develops the creativity and imagination of your kids, not mentioning that they will have a lot of fun while trying to recreate the prickly Stageosaurus or the fierce Tyrannosaurus. Once assembled, the dinosaur will span more than 50 cm. And one more thing: it can have 20 different positions, fact that will make this gift even more attractive to children preoccupied with extinct animals.
3. When your kid is old enough to be able to count and to recognize numbers and letters, you can start to play with him all sorts of games, by using playing cards. At number 3, we recommend the miniature playing cards set, designed by Highland Angel, a product that is sold for 18 GBP. This card set comes in a silver plated box, which can be engraved with the name of the recipient, meaning your child. Also, a personalized message can be written, but this is only your choice. The box has 73 x 47 mm and the playing cards, 56 x 37 mm.
4. We have mentioned puzzles at the beginning of this article, so I will not miss the opportunity of presenting a puzzle in this article. The one that I have selected for today is the Chunky Puzzle, created by Knot Toys (13 GBP). This game is not that difficult, but it can improve the creativity of a child. It is designed for those that are 2 and more. It has 31 x 24 cm and weighs 800 g.
Before thinking of buying some birthday gifts for a friend of yours or for a family member, you have to take into consideration the gender of that person and your relationship to him/her. Let's imagine that you want to buy some toys for little girls. I have found on the Internet several products that I believe you will enjoy, not mentioning that most of them can be designed by you in your very own home, without needing to have certain craftsmanship skills. Everyone can do this, if they have the necessary tools and time.
The first product that I have selected can be created by a man, to be more precise by the father of that little girl that will receive her name written on a train. This is the Personalized Wooden Name Train, manufactured by When I Was a Kid and sold for 5 GBP on notonthehighstreet.com. The manufacturer is proud to say that all name train orders are sent within 48 hours. You need to be at home when you receive this product, because the courier will need a signature from you. Anyway, you can see the terms and conditions for buying from this manufacturer, if you enter on the aforementioned site.
Now I would like to speak about this item. It is an unusual and superb, personalized gift, that comes with the option of adding flower carriages, great for girls. If you look at this product, it doesn't have any flowers designed on it; it is simply the color of the wood. The approximate dimensions are of 7 x 5 x 3 cm. You need to know that only the front and rear engine are included in the price. The letters are sold for 2 GBP each. So if the name of your little girl is Marie, you will pay 10 GBP for the letters and 5 GBP for the front and rear carriage, this totalizing 15 GBP, the final price of the product.
A little girl, no matter her age, likes bikes as well. Especially if the bike is a toy. We recommend this Personalized Balance Bike for a little girl that has everything. It is 86 GBP. The manufacturer in this case is I Love Toys. The recommended age of this product is between 3 and 6. This wooden bike has pneumatic tires and a height adjustable seat. In the front, you can attach or detach a useful bottle holder. This is the product your girl needs before getting the real thing. You have to be prepared for hours of fun and zooming around after buying this toy.
On notonthehighstreet.com, there can be found plenty of articles for babies and children. I particularly like this site, because here you can find handmade products, that are usually not found in shopping centers. Even though they are not cheap, they have a very high value. You will see more in the next paragraphs, thanks to the products we have decided to present. Related to children, on this site we can find bodysuits and all-in-ones, Christening wear, footwear, dresses and skirts for the little girls, knitwear, nightwear, sets and outfits, swim and beachwear, T-shirts and tops, hair accessories, children's jewelry, bags, purses and wallets for the little ones, gloves, hats, scarves and so on.
1. The first product is one that is more than personalized. Look at the above image and you will realize. It is named Your Child's Drawing Key Ring and is designed by Touch on Silver. Because it is so unique and made from silver, it is also expensive: 135 GBP. This is made to order and unfortunately, it is no longer available for Christmas delivery. Estimated delivery is around 21 days, so if you order it now, on December 21, 2011, you will receive it somewhere in the middle of January. You have the possibility of choosing the shape of the charm, besides the fact that the child’s drawing will be engraved on your charm. The available shapes are: rectangle, oval and round. Ordering this product is easy. You have to send the drawing directly to the designer using the e-mail system or by post. Tell him what alterations you need him to make and wait for your product. He will contact you before the key ring is commissioned. Also, if there is something else that you need to discuss with the designer, you should do this at this time, because further modifications cannot be made.
2. This is a collage for the little ones, designed by Crafts4Kids, a manufacturer located in Notts, Great Britain. This is an ideal gift for a very young kid with a creative streak. This product which has a French influence contains 4 pre-printed illustrations and many quality collage pieces, ready to be used by your little one. We recommend your child to be supervised when he/she plays with a kit like this.
3. The 100 Year Diary, created by Found Home Store (42 GBP) is a product that will be at the beginning used by you, the parents. This product is designed to record the event of a lifetime. It helps you to not forget the special moments in your child's life. This diary may contain the story of your life, so treasure it always.
Here are several products that are very good for a one-year-old, no matter if we are talking about a little girl or a little boy. At the age of one, children start to learn the meaning of playing, this is why most of the products presented here are toys.
1. This is a product that is $21.15 on Amazon: the Melissa & Doug deluxe three little pigs play set soft baby toy. To be capable to play the right way with these three little pigs, your baby must know the story, although I bet he/she will not understand it. Anyway, buy this product and try to explain how the story goes by playing along with your child. At this young age, children cannot be attentive to you when you read them stories, this is why it is preferable to present them in an interactive way. It is another way of experiencing the story and children appreciate this more than they appreciate the story read by their mother, when they go to sleep. This set contains a full through chimney, self stick fabric closures, 3 squeaking pigs and a wolf. It is great for travel and figurines are easy to clean.
2. Manhattan Toy has created this beautiful Snuggle Pod, that represents a cute little toy that sleeps inside something that resembles a bean. It is $11.24. This soft product is easy for baby to tuck and tote and it is made from a washable material. It stimulates the child's imagination and is instantly appreciated by any child.
3. It doesn't matter if you are a small girl; you have to be trendy, just like your mother and with the Kidoozie, you can do this. As you can see, this is a set that has everything you need in your own first purse. This product is $12.99, includes keys, wallet, cell phone, pretend lipstick, debit card, unbreakable mirror and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. The cute purple bag comes with a big bright pink flower imprinted on it.
4. LeapFrog chat and count phone is designed in general for older children, but I believe you can buy it for your one-year-old too. It is a device that allows your little one to push a button and to start listening to music. Not only this, but the little baby can sing along to songs, related to counting and phone routines. So you will have your little girl/boy chatting on your smartphone in less than 6 months, if you keep on using this LeapFrog gadget. It has 2.4 x 6 x 10.5″ and weighs 9.6 pounds. It is recommended for 18 months – 5 years.
A six-year-old girl can be easily satisfied with toys and sweets for her birthday. We will present several of them in this article, but we will start with something that will allow her mother to make her little girl eat easier.
1. A child is difficult to force to eat. If she doesn't like the food, she will not eat it. So you have to use all sorts of tricks in order to make her feel that the food is not as she thinks, but way better. You can try to create various shapes and add more flavors to make the food smell better. But in most of the cases, these are not that healthy for the human body, but for bacteria and other microbes that normally live in our body. And because we don't want them to grow and we have to eat healthy, you have to use other tricks. Like using for example funny plates and glasses. In this article, we will present the food face plates; a single plate like this is 9.95 GBP. You probably know the famous phrase said by a parent to his child: “Stop playing with your food!” Well, this is exactly what the manufacturer of this product wants your child to do. As you can see, the plate has a face without hair, beard, hat and in the next image you see a man with a hat made from beans, some hair made from spaghetti, a beard from scrambled eggs and so on; the possibilities are endless. With a product like this, your dinner can get cold easy, so be sure that you will not let this happen.
2. The second product is a personalized sweetie jar; it can be personalized according to the occasion for which it is bought, by writing the name of your recipient and a short message. A massive jar of sweeties is always a good reason to celebrate. These jars are available in large and small sizes and have different prices as well: a large label is 24.95 GBP and a small label is 16.95 GBP. The occasion message, such as for example “Happy Birthday” can have maximum 30 characters, including spaces. The first name of the recipient can have up to 15 characters, including spaces and the personal message, up to 70 characters (spaces included).
3. This product is something that you have never seen before. It is known as the Cuddly Plush Animal (29.95 GBP) and represents a pet, pillow and blanket, all-in-one. The available characters are: Bubba the Bear, Kojo the Crocodile, Lencho the Lion, Taj the Tiger and Ping the Panda.
For a one-year-old, you have the possibility of buying all sorts of products, even though not all of them are dedicated to the little one. In fact, most of them are destined to his/her parents.
1. For the first birthday of a kid, I recommend to buy a video camcorder. This can be used by older children as well. A product like this can be found on Amazon and has a price of $54.97. The product taken into consideration by myself is the Toy Story Flix Jr camcorder, but there are many other products just like this. With a camcorder you will never miss an opportunity to watch a movie with your little one. A movie where the characters are obviously cartoon characters, that is. A product like this can be used even by your little girl/boy, because it is made from rubber. I don't know if you can tell, but this is a really small product destined to small hands. The package includes besides the camcorder, an USB cable and a quick start guide.
2. Introducing LeapPad, a personalized learning tablet created for children. Even though it is recommended for children aged around 4, I believe this is very good to be used with small children as well. This product can be found, as the previous one, on Amazon and has the price of $194.20. It includes an incorporated camera and a video recorder. Also, it contains more than 100 games that develop the creativity of your little one. I acknowledge that not all the games can be played by a one-year-old child, but some of them can. And if you don't take care of the brain of your little one, in time he/she will develop just like any other child. You must take ahead of others. There are voices saying that the best period for a child to start learning to count and read is around 7. I disagree; if your child is interested in letters and numbers, you should let him learn more about them. And who knows, maybe at the age of 4 he will be capable of performing calculations and reading books without your help.
3. Another thing that is appreciated by children, besides games, is music. A personalized CD where their name is heard thanks to a personalized song is a great gift for a child. The name of the kid is mentioned for more than 50 times during 30 minutes. These items cannot be gift boxed. You can buy them from Personal Creations for $34.99. And if you use the GIFTSCOM15 code, you will receive a discount of 15%.